Thursday, August 15, 2013

Databases Page Upgrade

If you've searched for a book or article from the WMCC Library Databases page lately, you've probably noticed that things look a little different.

Our search engines have had an extreme makeover, and it's better than ever!  By searching with the Discovery tab, you can search for all materials:  books, articles, ebooks, media, etc.  Icons make it easy to see you what type of material you've found in your search: book, article, sound, audiovisual, etc.  In the Books & Media tab, you can see if a book is available, where it's located on the shelf, and even place holds.  The Articles tab will take you to Ebscohost, where you will find that more articles are available in full-text than ever before, and you can print them immediately.  eBooks brings you to 118,000 electronic books that you can open and read right away.

Give it a try!  Don't be shy to ask a member of the library staff for assistance!

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